Journal article

Potential Applications of Digital Technology in Assessment, Treatment, and Self-help for Hallucinations

Neil Thomas, Josef J Bless, Ben Alderson-Day, Imogen H Bell, Matteo Cella, Tom Craig, Philippe Delespaul, Kenneth Hugdahl, Julien Laloyaux, Frank Laroi, Tania M Lincoln, Bjoern Schlier, Prabitha Urwyler, David van den Berg, Renaud Jardri

SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

The field of digital mental health is rapidly expanding with digital tools being used in assessment, intervention, and supporting self-help. The application of digital mental health to hallucinations is, however, at a very early stage. This report from a working group of the International Consortium on Hallucinations Research considers particular synergies between the phenomenon of hallucinations and digital tools that are being developed. Highlighted uses include monitoring and managing intermittently occurring hallucinations in daily life; therapeutic applications of audio and video media including virtual and augmented reality; targeting verbal aspects of hallucinations; and using avatars..

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